Saturday, February 21, 2015

a simple (less expensive) basic sailboat fishing kit...

So, let's see how much we can save by buying our own basic fishing kit a la carte...

The $60 kit we're trying to beat is basically just some line (150 feet of 150# test), two lures (rigged), a teaser, a shock absorber, and a small bag to put them in.

For handline line my first choice is always Ashaway Tuna cord and a spool (590 feet) of 150 pound test will set you back a kiss over $40 but as we only need 150-feet that comes to about $10.50. That said, it's best to mention that 150' of line is actually overkill and you'd be better off to use between two or three times your boat length as a guide.

Now we need a teaser and, in my experience, you can never go wrong with a big flasher...


Next throw in a couple of very nice rigged cedar plugs at $5 a pop...


and then a very productive squiddy rig ($8)  to round things out...


Throw in another $10 for some surgical tubing and a couple of long line snaps (for your shock absorber) and we're looking at a damage to the wallet of about $45 with everything being list price. Of course, if you keep an eye out for sales and discounts you should be able to get the price down to something like $35...

All that's left is to drag a line and catch some fish.

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